Over at the InstaPundit we find this post:
READER GAVIN KIRK WRITES:Well, then there is the question of what the ever gracious Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, had to say:Now that we have cleared up whether Mitt Romney has paid taxes in 20 years, when will Harry Reid step forward to clear up these troubling [deleted] rumors we keep hearing about him from various ‘sources’? It seems like it's high time for him to come clean!We have no definitive evidence that they aren’t true. And he does give off a sort of creepy-great-uncle vibe. . . .
The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people – and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements. That raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated? We already know Romney has money in tax havens in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. What we don’t know is why he refuses to be straight with the American people about the choices he’s made in his financial life. When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president? Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking. The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes.So, Mr Reid, who is a multimillionaire, thinks that because Governor Romney took advantage of the tax code the Senator helped to create that he, Governor Romney, is a manipulator. What about the Senator, who helped create that tax code. And how did he become a millionaire? Add that to the other rumors.
It’s also galling to see the creative accounting Mitt Romney applied to his own tax returns only days after learning of his insulting comments that seniors, soldiers and hard-working parents don’t pay enough taxes. Once again, we see Mitt Romney is out of touch with middle class families, who don’t have the luxury of accounting wizards and foreign tax shelters. It’s obvious he believes in two sets of rules: one for him, and one for the middle class. He says he wants to be president for only half the people but he acts like he only cares for the top two percent. Despite the fiscal cliff looming in just over three months, Mitt Romney refuses to explain the details of his tax policy. Will the policies he proposes benefit all Americans, or only multi-millionaires like him [and me]?
But, looking down range, if by chance Governor Romney wins in November, and the Democrats retain the Senate, is Mr Reid going to do a pivot and change his demeanor so that he can work with Mr Romney, or will he continue to treat him contempt. Someone needs to check to see if Senator Reid is carrying a cane to the office.
Regards — Cliff -2 M T 0.7